The idea of First Shiloh began early in the 19th century. The plot of land on which the church now stands was given to slaves of the community by Zemula Walker, to be used as a place of worship. In June 1835 the slaves were permitted to organize themselves as an Association of Worshippers. In 1855 the tract of land was sold to Walter Towner. Towner was instructed to let the slaves continue using the church plot as a place of worship free from any charges. In 1863 Bristow Buggs a trusted slave of Towner, was in possession of the tract of land until his owner returned to this country.
Welcome to our home: We could not have made it for these 183 years without Christ. Our members thank you for visiting with us. We encourage you to join us for worship whenever you find our doors open. See our Calendar for upcoming events.
June 28 - 29: The First Shiloh Association will meet at Greenwood Baptist Church in Shadydale, Georgia.
FSBC POCs Pastor James, Minister Henderson or Deacon rosier for additional details.
June 30: 9:00 am Fifth Sunday Early Morning Service
July 12: 6-8 pm - Bingo Night - FSBC Fellowship Hall
July 20: 12 noon - Qtrly Conference - FSBC Fellowship Hall
July 31: FSBC at Revival at St Peter Baptist Church, Elko SC POCs Sis Armstron, Sis T. Osborne, Sis J. Rosier
August 2019 August 11: 3:00 PM Progressive Chorus, Anniversary.
The Deaconess Ministry is asking the congregation to help support the Golden Harvest Food Bank by donating canned goods or any non-perishable items to the the food drive.
From The Admin Desk
“Something to think about"
Apply The Rocking Chair Test Proverbs 10:1-10
A successful businessman, who is well known to be a man of extraordinary integrity, told me that he applies the ‘rocking chair test’ to all his decisions. He pictures himself one day, in his retirement, sitting in his rocking chair and looking back on the decisions that he has made. What will he decide was a good decision and what will he decide was a bad decision? He wants to ensure that the decisions he makes now he will not regret later. This passage shows us the things we need to avoid, such as malice, foolish gossip, and laziness.
Honesty and integrity are key to a life lived without regret. ‘Ill-gotten gain gets you nowhere; an honest life is immortal’. ‘A good and honest life is a blessed memorial; a wicked life leaves a rotten stench’. If you live honestly and with integrity you can be ‘confident and carefree’. But the dishonest will be caught: ‘Shifty is sure to be exposed’.
Lord, help me today to be wise and righteous, to avoid malice and foolish gossip, to live a life of diligence, honesty and integrity.
Live a Wholehearted Life
The way to know you will be at peace in your rocking chair is to listen to and obey God wholeheartedly: ‘Obey him with your whole heart and soul... He’ll have compassion on you; he’ll come back and pick up the pieces... And you will make a new start, listening obediently to God... Nothing half-hearted here; you must return to God, your God, totally, heart and soul, holding nothing back’. It’s never too late to start living a wholehearted life.
Lord, help me from now on to live a life of wholehearted obedience to you. May today be a new start. Help me to obey you wholeheartedly